Archive for the ‘Label Profiles’ Category

Hey Alessandro, who are you, where are you, and most importantly how are you? I’m a 35 year old guy and i was born and live in the eternal city: Rome. And I’m fine, thank you! My main job is to engineer Microsoft and Linux software systems, but my great passion is music. Let’s start […]


Hey Nicolas, what have you been up to lately? Mostly working on the release and promotion of Fausten’s début album as well as the one by Ben Lukas Boysen and planning what Ad Noiseam will bring out in the second half of the year. Work is also underway for the 2013 edition of the Burn The Machine festival, which […]


Ultimae Records

21Apr13

Hi guys, first of all, who are you, where are you, and how are you? Greetings from Lyon! Sandrine here, the label manager. Doing pretty good actually. Just spent a lovely week with Miktek who came to work on his album in our studio. Spring is finally here and the town is vibrant ! Let’s start at the very […]


Denovali

15Jul12

Welcome to the world of Denovali Records, a Bochum (Germany) based independent label and mailorder shop, responsible for many of our favorite releases! The catalog of this imprint spans ambient, drone, darkjazz, post-rock and modern classical genres, somehow creating a unique umbrella for a perfect soundtrack. We’ve been following Denovali since its inception in 2006, […]


Raster-Noton

02Jun12

Founded in 1996 by Olaf Bender (aka Byetone), Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto, Noto, and Aleph-1) and Frank Bretschneider (A.F. Moebius, Komet), Raster-Noton is one of the boundary pushing labels pioneering many aspects of electronic music when it comes to minimal, rhythmic, and experimental aesthetic. Besides for the amazing packaging of the releases, the Chemnitz (Germany) based label has continued […]


Erased Tapes appeared on the scene with a bang in 2007. First a bit exploratory with genres ranging between electro, post-rock, and IDM; then settling into a neatly carved out groove of modern classical, ambient and cinematic electronica; eventually propelling itself into the spotlight of modern day beautiful music with acts like Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, […]


Ghostly International has been on my rotations since the very first release. And almost religiously multiple releases from this Ann Arbor (Michigan) based label appear on Headphone Commute’s Best of The Year special. The label was launched in 1999, and for over a decade has been at the forefront of innovative electronic sound, curating some of our all […]


Experimedia

12Feb12

Experimedia is a record label and mailorder shop from Kent, Ohio, established in 2000. In the last decade the label has introduced the world to the sounds of Jeremy Bible, Mosca, Ryonkt, Koen Park, Clem Leek, Aaron Martin, and many others. The catalog covers releases in ambient, electro-acoustic, experimental, avant-garde, glitch, microsound and everything in between. […]


Kranky

26Jan12

In this label special we’re featuring a Chicago-based Kranky, known for its output by Pan•American, Loscil, Brian McBride, Benoît Pioulard, Christopher Bissonnette, Boduf Songs, Greg Davis, and of course, Tim Hecker. Interview With Christina Vantzou Christina Vantzou No. 1 A Winged Victory For The Sullen A Winged Victory For The Sullen Interview with A Winged […]


The world seems to be virtually sinking in its own imaginary void. I tried to explain the bad economy to my dog, but he just doesn’t get it. With digital, cloud, and streaming media seemingly dominating the landscape, newly independent labels turn to hand crafted physical releases. Besides publishing beautiful music, the limited packages made […]


Serein

27Nov11

In 2010, a Wales-based Serein label made a move from a free digital-only distribution to physical compact disc pressings. The two releases by Nest and Olan Mill received global critical acclaim, and were both featured in Headphone Commute’s Best of 2010 lists. In 2011 the label is trying something different, concentrating all of the efforts […]


As if Ian Hawgood did not have enough to do between running Home Normal and Tokyo Droning labels. As if producing countless albums on labels such as Experimedia, Slow Flow Rec, Dragon’s Eye, hibernate, Phantom Channel, and Under The Spire was not enough to occupy all of his time. As if his mark on this […]


First, I want to talk about Nomadic Kids Republic. What brought on the birth of this new imprint into your family? Where does the name come from? When I first thought about actually forming a label, I came up with the name ‘Noakk’. I liked the idea of having an autumnal, large old dead trees […]


Norwegian independent label, Miasmah, continues to enchant our salivating ears with a unique aesthetic of sonic bliss. Started back n 1999 as a free netlabel by Erik K. Skodvin (aka Xhale, Svarte Greiner and one half of Deaf Center), Miasmah officially converted to a full fledged record label in 2006 with a showcase compilation, titled […]


Hey Paul… I’ve been following the output of your label since the very beginning. You kicked off the sound of Tympanik Audio with the Emerging Organisms in December of 2007. Two years later, in 2009, Headphone Commute featured a label profile of Tympanik. Another two years have passed by… How would you say the sound […]


Interview with Jeremy deVine Hey Jeremy, how are you? What did you do this past weekend? I’m fine, thank you. This weekend I worked, as usual. I don’t spend much time doing otherwise these days, it seems, but it hardly feels like work compared to every other job I’ve ever had. Temporary Residence Limited has […]


Interview with David Newman Hey David, how are you? What did you do this past weekend? Hi Headphone Commute – I’m good thanks. Its summer here – I took a bike down a trail through the Derbyshire countryside. Beautiful and exhilarating. Let’s get right to it. What is the mission of Audiobulb Records? Audiobulb represents […]


Interview with Yann Novak Hey Yann, hope you’re doing well. So where are you living these days? Right now I am living in downtown Los Angeles, and I really love it here. And here’s a fun question I like to ask now and then: What did you do this past weekend? Last weekend I performed […]


LINE

13Apr10

Interview with Richard Chartier Hey Richard, thank you for joining us. What did you do this past weekend? this past weekend i bought a huge mid century executive desk designed by Jens Risom for my studio/office. and my partner Robert and i went to see the new ColorForms exhibit and Joseph Albers Retrospective at the […]


Home Normal

21Mar10

Interview with Ian Hawgood, owner of Home Normal by Headphone Commute Hey Ian… How are you today, and what did you do this past weekend? Hi. Yeah, really great thanks. This past weekend I finished mastering some work by some Japanese artists plus the latest Jasper TX work, sent out some shop orders, listened to […]



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